I woke before dawn, in that deep bell of velvet and cobalt, to the smell…
Let us pick up the stones
over which we stumble, friends,
and build altars.
-Pádraig Ó Tuama
I keep listening to this poem, Oremus, that was read by Pádraig O’Tuama during a recent interview with Krista Tippett on her On Being podcast. Poetry can be a prayer of full presence, and this poem in Ó Tuama’s beautiful voice and rhythm is reminder of all that is possible between us.
Listen to the full poem read by Pádraig himself within this wildly inspiring On Being podcast interview with Pádraig and Marilyn Nelson: A New Imagination of Prayer, in which the new podcast, Poetry Unbound, hosted by Pádraig, is introduced.
All peace to each one of you. Dora